|Elegant, hardy flowers with backward-projecting tubular petals, called spurs, that bear nectar and attract hummingbirds. The many species and hybrids come in a variety of colors and bicolors that look good in borders, cottage and woodland gardens. Combine well with Campanula, Delphiniums, Dicentra and ferns. Plants hybridize and reseed freely. Cut back old stems to encourage a second bloom. Easy care once established. Will not tolerate soggy soil. Protect from wind. Watch for leaf miner and Columbine borer.
Song sparrows, juncos, and other small birds like the seeds of this woodland native of western North America. Good for naturalizing and wild gardens with ferns and other moisture-loving plants.
Attributes - Aquilegia formosa
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Showy Flowers.